Closure of South Australian borders Adelaide
Closure of South Australian borders
The Prime Minister of South Australia has announced quarantine in the state today. It will last for two weeks so far. The main point of the quarantine is closure of borders with other states. Police will control and check streets of cities and will be allowed to do selective checks and interviews. Fines are also possible, when people do not keep to the rules. The Premier asks to cancel all the planned trips around the state. He says that health of every South Australian is the government's first priority and people have to stay at home to prevent spreading of the virus. However, school and colleges are still opened and holidays will take place when it had been planned earlier.
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37 coronavirus infections in SA
Four women and one man more have been announced infected with coronavirus in South Australia today. All of them travelled abroad and have recently returned to Adelaide. They have been hospitalized.
The Prime Minister of the state said that schools, colleges and universities in South Australia must be opened, as countries with working studying establishments have less infection cases and this decision is grounded on facts and the experts' thoughts. He added that parents could not just keep a child in the house and move them from studying process.
Besides, people who illegally cross South Australian border now can be fined more than 20 000 dollars.
Supply of goods in SA's stores
The Prime Minister in South Australia has announced that all the stores in the state have enough goods for the residents. However, people in cities are stocking up as if the end of the world was coming. The owners of Adelaide's stores say that quantity of goods is enough, but people buy more than enough, so there is a lack. Moreover, some people steal things in crowds. The Prime Minister of Australia advised not to behave that wave, calling it "un-Australian".
Providers say they have never faced such a demand. They say it is like to serve 50 million people instead of 24 million in South Australia. The providers add that, if people something necessary, everything would be enough now.
The University of Adelaide continues studying
Coronavirus outbreak in South Australia has become a reason for closure of most schools, colleges and universities. They are using online learning now. However, yesterday the announcement about usual schedule appeared at the official site of the University of Adelaide. Though all the mass meetings are cancelled, usual lectures and classes are taking place. There was also a warning at the site for those, who returned from abroad to be isolated for 14 days. So, the students had to choose between their health and their marks. The director said that they were following the government's advice and were ready for any possible changes.
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Restaurants in SA ask for help
People in South Australia visit restaurant more rarely. Everything because of coronavirus panic in the state. Now residents prefer cooking and eating at home to eating out. However, owners of the cafes in Adelaide ask people to visit them to maintain their economy. They inform that visiting restaurants has reduced twice in the state since the beginning of the pandemic. Moreover, most cafes now use heightened rules of hygiene and do not take cash or checks. It makes them quite safe.
Lots of restaurants in Adelaide provide people with takeaway food without physical contact. You just came up to the window and take your food. You also can find sales everywhere now up to 50%.
Two more coronavirus cases in SA
The government has announced that six more special clinics for the infected with coronavirus will be opened outside Adelaide. One of them has already opened and it is situated in Adelaide Hills.
It has also become known about two more cases of infection. These are two men, one flew from Germany, and another one - from the US. They communicated a lot and have been hospitalized. The number of the infected in South Australia is 32 now. Four among them are isolated at home. And more than 600 people every day undergo a coronavirus test.
Police has also stopped using alcohol and drug tests, because of the risk to be infected.
Public health emergency in SA
Today the Prime Minister of South Australia has announced a public health emergency because of fear of spreading coronavirus. He said it is a brand new experience for the state and every guide and direction must take all the necessary steps to prevent growing of pandemic. Now there are 20 cases of the infection in SA. The last one is a 60-year-old. Every infected person has recently returned from the foreign land, mostly from the US. Public emergency had already been announced in Queensland before.
The Prime Minister said the goverment took the pandemic very seriously and was ready to cooperate with other states and countries, though some experts say the possibility to be infected is very low.
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Libraries closed in Brisbane; online services introduced.
Australia has witnessed several closures and shut down this week. Recently, 33 libraries of Brisbane has been closed to reduce the number of transmitted cases of coronavirus. Online library services have been launched in the city as no library will re-open from Monday until the next announcement. Online resources have been provided to the readers with a spike of items from 20 to 60.
Mayor Adrian Schrinner said that public places have started to shut down in Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide. The libraries will be closed for the readers, but librarians will work as usual. The online library of Brisbane will offer over 150,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines from Monday with 24/7 availability. It will also provide music and video streaming services to the citizens. The council website will open the digital library for the reader on Monday with the application link.
Coronavirus condition in Brisbane, Queensland.
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Queensland is increasing rapidly as 37 new cases were reported on Saturday, making a total of 221 in the state. Queensland ranks the third state with a large number of coronavirus cases after New South Wales and Victoria. The outbreak has created a threat among people with 50 cases on Thursday and 40 cases on Friday.
The first case of coronavirus was reported on January 30, who is a 44-year-old Chinese man. The government is working to create awareness among people through social distancing and announcing the precautions and symptoms of COVID-19. Coronavirus has flu-like symptoms, which include high temperature, cough, difficulty in breathing, and shortness of breath. There has been a total of 306,674 cases reported globally, with 13,036 deaths. Fortunately, 92,362 recovered from coronavirus worldwide.
Shutdown apprehension in Sydney and Melbourne.
The famous cities of Australia, Sydney, and Melbourne, is to lockdown amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the country. On Saturday, the Council of the Sydney city announced the closure of the beaches to maintain social distancing. State governments of Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra has announced to close the restaurants and pubs in the cities. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Australian cities need to shut down to control the COVID-19 spread in the country.
New South Wales has been reported with 533 confirmed cases, while Victoria is with 296 and Queensland with 259 cases. The government is preparing to impose new lawsuits and business closures except for essential places like supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol stations, and home delivery services. Currently, seven people have died from coronavirus outburst in Australia.
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Подрядчикам предлагается признать коронавирус как форс-мажор в случае несоблюдения контрактов на туристические услуги. Они также просят отменить обязательный возврат денег покупателям туристических услуг, поскольку в тех странах, которые они хотят покинуть, их жизнь и здоровье находятся под угрозой. Другие меры включают налоговые льготы, отмену надзорной проверки и обязательное предоставление коммерческими банками ссуд под 1% в год для выплаты заработной платы.
Предприниматели говорят, что Центральный банк и Министерство экономического развития Российской Федерации должны принять меры. Само обращение было передано губернатору Ростовской области, муниципальному директору Ростова, президенту торгово-промышленной палаты и городской общественной палаты.
In China, three consecutive days do not record new cases of coronavirus
Infected citizens returning from abroad can provoke the second wave of the epidemic.
In China, for the third day in a row, not a single new case of corona virus infection in the country has been recorded.
“Official data on corona virus in China have been showing a downward trend for several weeks. However, in China they fear the second wave of the epidemic due to infected citizens returning from abroad,” the report said.
So, on March 21, 41 new cases of corona virus infection brought by citizens from abroad were reported. Thus, the number of Chinese citizens infected outside of China increased to 269.
According to estimates of the International Monetary Fund, the PRC economy, despite the continuing risks due to the corona virus, is showing signs of normalization. Most Chinese enterprises resumed production, many workers returned to jobs, the IMF said March 20.
At the same time, the foundation’s experts note that the epidemiological situation in China may worsen after the resumption of domestic and international flights.
Washington DC schools closure extended to April 27.
With new cases of coronavirus in the capital city of America, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the schools of Washington would remain closed until April 27. Moreover, the mass gathering ban has also been extended to April 25. The spike in the cases of coronavirus pandemic has created a threat among people. The government has advised people to maintain a distance of at least six feet.
Currently, seventy-one people have been tested positive with coronavirus outbreak, out of which one 59-year-old man died due to this deadly outbreak. An emergency mass gathering ban was announced in Washington on March 13. But, the current situation is more threatening as the rate of the infected person is increasing day by day. Night clubs are also ordered to close with restrictions in bars and restaurants.